CoinDesk

26 - 50 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Exited (Acquired)

Coindesk is the leading news, data, and events company for cryptocurrencies. We are the most highly visited cryptocurrency digital media property, we host the largest cryptocurrency events focused on the investor, developer and enterprise community. We built the first index for the price of bitcoin and we are currently developing a data architecture that ingests and analyzes market data and fundamental data points to surface insights to our audience and deliver to the enterprise.


Why join us?
  • We're profitable, and sustaining unprecedented growth, with audience growing 400% year-over-year.

  • We're redesigning and developing a new product experiences. Join us and develop greenfield products and ship them to millions of people.

  • Help build out the foundation of product and engineering culture at one of the fastest growing blockchain companies in New York.


Engineering at CoinDesk
Engineering team and processes

We are a rapidly growing company structured across two primary work streams: digital media, and our data systems. Our engineering team operates consistently with agile best practices though we favor pragmatism over dogmatism.

We try to keep our stand ups lightweight and impactful, and reserve time weekly for planning and reviewing sprints. Engineers typically work with product team members and can engage with stakeholders with other departments directly on new features. Engineers focused on our data systems also work closely with our research team that provide business analysis on data requirements before implementation.

We use GitHub (and gitflow) for version control, and employ Jenkins for CI. We enjoy working with broad mind, considerate and talented team members that take pride in their craftsmanship.

Technical Challenges

Our media site is highly trafficked by millions of users per month. We’re scaling our systems and grapple with interesting challenges regarding availability, and caching. While we use Wordpress for our core CMS, we share our front end assets in a separate repository that allows us to develop react apps that share core stylings. This gives us the reliability of Wordpress for publishing and allows us to create react apps to provide more data driven experiences.

Our data systems present numerous technical challenges. We’ve developed a distributed system that ingests market data in real time from a variety of crypto currency exchanges, as well as ingesting hundreds of fundamental data points from a variety of 3rd party systems. We perform calculations, and digest our information into a variety of data stores.

We grapple with exogenous events and upstream data quality issues that require us not only build the pipes, but introduce application logic to ensure accurate synthesis of data. We plan on progressively enhancing our data system to ingest, analyze, and the deliver an increasingly amount of crypto currency data to provide to users of our digital media site, and to license to enterprise users.

We work with our research team to develop proprietary methodologies and engineer scalable performant systems to deliver them to a large audience.

Projects you might work on
  • The industry typically uses market cap to assess the maturity of a given asset. At Coindesk, we've developed a methodology that synthesizes over 600 unique datapoints to reflect the maturity of an asset with regards to signals at exchanges, on chain transactions, as well as social, and developer signals.

  • We developed the first price index of bitcoin. coindesk.com/price. We're about to release a suite of real time indices for most of the top digital assets.

Tech stack
Node.js
PostgreSQL
Redis
React
PHP
AWS
AWS Lambda
CloudFront

Working at CoinDesk

CoinDesk is a fast growing company with incredible ambition. We care about the work that we do and about our mission to inform and educate the blockchain community. You will have an immediate impact on the growth of CoinDesk. Ultimately, we are a close-knit team that takes huge pride in the opportunity we have. We want you to join us.

Generous Vacation

4 weeks vacation is standard.

Health Insurance

We offer 90% coverage for benefits.

Company Retreats

We have frequent company outings, and have off-sites every summer.

Workshops/Conferences

Coindesk hosts the largest cryptocurrency events globally. We're a focal point for the entire industry, and all employees are VIP's at our conferences that bring together developers, enterprise executives, institutional investors, and hundreds of blockchain companies.


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